North Platte River Fishing Report
Upper North Platte
USGS flow in real time @ Northgate Frozen cfs and fluctuating https://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv?site_no=06620000
@Saratoga Frozen cfs fluctuating daily National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
It is full on winter! The river is frozen with verry limited open water.
Bugs to float: Good luck!
Bugs to pull: Thin Mints, olive buggers, orange blossom special, rusty trombone, peanut envy
Bugs to drift: Stoneflies (pat’s to princes) Midges (zebra, mayhems, ju ju) Caddis(birds nest, soft hackles, graphic caddis, prince nymph)Tricos ( RS2, SBT (small black things)) annelids(rock and san juan worms) BWO (phesant tails, RS2)
Miracle Mile 500ish cfs
Flow in real time https://www.usbr.gov/gp-bin/arcweb_korr.pl
The Mile is fishing good to great but has still be busy! crowds have thinned out water is low but fishing is good. With low flows at the Mile it makes it less appealing to the guide and the angler as there is less water for everyone to fish. Especially when its busy. Fishing well remain good. Brown trout are well into their spawn so give them space and avoid the temptation of fishing the gravel.